Thinking about the future has just made me feel extremely old. In 10 years time I'll be 30 turning 31 in December. However, it's not the feeling of being old that is scary to me, it seems to be the feeling that by then I hope to achieve something worthwhile. Maybe that's why most people are afraid of getting old; maybe we're worried we'll look back and realise we have not done enough with the time given to us.
In 2020, I hope that this is not the case. I am not entirely sure of what I want to do with my life, but like everyone I have dreams. By 2020 I hope to be involved in the South African and African media. I am extremely positive about this beautiful continent I live on and I wish to show case the good that is prominent here, but that we sometimes ignore.
The 2010 World Cup that is to be hosted here in South Africa in a couple of months has kept me positive about the socio-political situation on the African continent. Zimbabwe, Sudan and Somalia are examples of African countries in crisis. In order to survive in this part of the world you need to not only realise it's problems, but recognise the solutions and the active steps people are taking to resolve these issues.
Many people look at Africa as a basket case with little potential for development and progress. I want to be the journalist who offers the world the other view of Africa. The view that recognises social development and applauds innovation and progress.
When Alchemy calls me in 2020, I can only hope that I am in a position to provide insight into what innovative steps one could take. I hope to have a well rounded knowledge of what has worked and what hasn't. And in 2020 I hope I will have given the world a different outlook on Africa and it's potential.